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Federal Criminal Appeals

Memphis Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer

If you are interested in appealing a federal conviction to the Federal Court of Appeals or to the United States Supreme Court, contact a Memphis federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case and your options for moving forward. Time limitations to file a federal appeal are short, very strict, and absolute. The time limit for filing an appeal from the District Court to the Court of Appeals is normally 10 days from the entry of the judgment on the court record. The time limit for requesting an appeal from the Court of Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court is normally ninety (90) days from the appellate decision.

I have been admitted to the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuit Federal Courts of Appeals, and to the United States Supreme Court. I was in the first class of lawyers trained to practice before the International Criminal Court. My practice for the last 28 years has been predominantly in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit encompasses the states of Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan.

Appeal a Federal Crime Conviction

If you have been convicted of a federal crime, the primary remedy is a federal appeal. An appeal is not a re-trial of your case. A federal appeal is heard by a three judge panel, and in a conviction by trial, is limited to those matters that were presented to the trial court. In the appeal of a guilty plea, the appeal is limited to those matters preserved in writing and possibly the sentence itself. An appeal is a review of the lower court proceedings to determine whether or not the lower court committed error. Because an appeal is not a re-trial, there are no juries or witnesses. Appellate decisions are based on written briefs and possibly oral arguments. Filing a proper brief is the most important aspect of any appellate case.

The preceding paragraph is a very brief overview of the appellate process. A full review of the federal criminal appellate process is much more detailed. You need an attorney that has successfully argued cases before the Court of Appeals. You need an attorney in whom you have full confidence of being the most knowledgeable counsel in the area and with the most relevant experience. Time is of the essence in an appeal, time limitations are very strict, and he who hesitates is lost.

Pleasecontact a Memphis federal criminal appeals attorneyfrom the office to schedule a consultation.

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